Porcelain bowl with curving sides and everted rim, on a straight footring. There is a flower spray in Sancai-style yellow, green and pale aubergine on-biscuit enamels in the centre of the interior, and sprays of chrysanthemum, camellia, hydrangea and lotus round the walls. There are figures in a landscape on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 89 millimetres
- Diameter: 194 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Jiajing nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Jiajing mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base apocryphal
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Bowl with Buddhist figures
Ming emperors appear to have favoured bright, colourful, schemes for their buildings, costumes and furnishings. This bowl with Buddhist figures has colours applied directly to the biscuit-fired porcelain body. This lends the enamels a darker hue than those first coated with a layer of glaze and fired before the enamels were added and the piece was fired again. The base carries an apocryphal underglaze blue Jiajing reign mark.
Porcelain with on-the-biscuit green, yellow, aubergine and black enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period AD 1644–1662
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: See "The Wares of the Ming Dynasty", p. 116 and Plate 7.'
Porcelain bowl with curving sides and everted rim, on a straight footring. Sancai style with yellow, green and pale aubergine on-biscuit enamels. Central flower spray on inside centre, with sprays of chrysanthemum, camellia, hydrangea and lotus round the walls. Figures in a landscape on exterior. Mark on base in underglaze blue.
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